Hi Folks

I hope you have all had a fabulous week.
Even though we are not doing a live cook along tonight I thought I would share a recipe with you that I am working on to hear what you think about it. It's not on the app or website yet so you have to give it a go from here.

Let me know what you think!

Railway Style Mutton

500g mutton / lamb
5cm piece ginger
4 garlic cloves
1 tsp of mustard oil
1 tbsp yoghurt
1 Kashmiri chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp Salt

For Grinding:
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
1/2 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
5 black peppercorns

For gravy
1 onion, thinly sliced
2 potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 tomatoes, pureed
5 cm piece ginger
4 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
2 green chilli, sliced lengthwise
1 black cardamom
2 green cardamom
7cm cassia bark
2 cloves
1 bay leaf
1 blade of mace
1/4 nutmeg, grated

1 tbsp mustard oil
Salt, to taste
1/2 tsp Garam masala powder
1 tsp Ghee

1. Mince the ginger and garlic to a paste and use it to marinate the meat along with the yogurt, turmeric powder, mustard oil, red chilli powder, salt for as long as possible (3 hours or overnight) in the refrigerator.
2. Dry roast fennel seeds, black peppercorn, coriander and cumin seeds and grind to a fine powder.
3. Heat oil and add the whole spices - black cardamom, green cardamom, cassia, cloves, bay and mace. Once the spices are aromatic add the sliced onions
4. Stir and once they start to brown add the ginger and garlic. Stir and cook for a few minutes.
5. Stir in the pureed tomatoes, sliced chillies, turmeric, red chilli powder along with the ground spice mix and saute for 3-4 minutes.
6. Add the marinated mutton and increase the heat to a high and stir to sear the meat.
7. Reduce the heat to a medium and continue cooking the meat without the lid. Once the meat releases it's juices add the potatoes and stir. Turn to low and leave to cook for 40-50 minutes.
8. When the meat is tender add the coconut milk and give everything a good stir. Add a spoon of ghee and the garam masala.
9. Put the lid on the pan and let the flavours mingle for 10 minutes then serve with rice.

23 comments,10 shares,24 likes
7 months

Does anyone know how much coconut milk is added please

8 months

I’ve not found coconut milk in the list of ingredients at the top but it is in the method number 8. Was it just missed off the list and is a matter of personal preference? Just joined today, do we get answers to our questions?

Andrew Cockburn
8 months

I’ve made this from other recipes - can’t wait to try the Hari version!!

8 months

@Hari Ghotra Would fat free greek yogurt be okay with it only being a small amount? I usually have full fat greek yogurt as full fat works better.

8 months

This does look lovely, it’s on my list.

8 months

That sounds Lush. next time I buy some Lamb that's what I'm going to cook with it!

8 months

Also, never have I ever used too much coconut milk. I just keep it simmering till it’s thick

Nadia Jaber
8 months

@Gary. Thank you for a wonderful compromise. Combination in the bone sounds like a good versatile idea. 😊

8 months

@Nadia Jaber it definitely looks like a shank bone and a rib to a chop! I’d get them both, can’t go wrong with that!! Jeje

Nadia Jaber
8 months

@Hari Ghotra. How much coconut milk is required for this? I’ve re-read the method. It does state mutton. Not cooked mutton before. So, is there a particular type of mutton on the bone we need to get please. Again. TIA 😊

Nadia Jaber
8 months

@Hari Ghotra. Can you please resolve the debate we’re having at home. Is it lamb shanks or as I suspect lamb chops?
Like to know so that we can buy it and have a midweek treat. TIA 😊🙏🏼

8 months

Looks amazing 😊 the only thing is that it doesn't say how much of coconut milk should be added 🤔

Debbie Gorman
8 months

Railway style mutton, love the name. At first I thought it is Rajasthani based then the coconut milk threw that out . So that coupled with the mustard oil and I am heading towards Bengal? Wherever , it looks fantastic!

Elisabeth Johl
8 months

I will try this tomorrow if you can say me what i can use instead of 🍅 and Potatoes. I try do eat them less as possible since i know i am intollerant to Solace-vegtables.

Nadia Jaber
8 months

Absolutely yummy 🤤
A true labour of love, looks rich with depth of flavour looking at the ingredients and the final finished photo 😊

8 months

@hari Ghotra A restaurant in Reigate does this and it is gorgeous

8 months

Happy to see recipes using black cardamom. Sauce looks incredibly moreish.

8 months

I was trying to decide what to have tomorrow. I think you may have made my mind up for me 😀

Ed Purcell
8 months


Don Cavanagh
8 months

Wow that gravy looks nice I think I can smell from here in Crystal Palace